Conservative Daily Post Reports
During our investigation, we identified 14 organizations that share the following address:
455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001
1) Washington DC only recognizes one registered occupant on the 6th floor.
2) Of all the organizations listed below, Media Matters is the only one identified on CompStak as a registered tenant.
3) Of all the organizations listed below, Media Matters is the only one incurs occupancy expenses appropriate for a tenant in downtown DC.
4) American Bridge 21st Century and Correct the Record make Rent payments to Media Matters.
WHO DID WE FIND?
Below are the organizations we’ve identified that operate out of the 6th Floor of 455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001. Take note of how similar the mission statements are for each of these organizations. This will be important as we expose more information later this week.
1. CORRECT THE RECORD SUPER PAC
Correct the Record “is a strategic research and rapid response team designed to defend Hillary Clinton from baseless attacks.”
David Brock is the founder of Correct the Record. Time reported on September 10th, 2015, that since Correct the Record “does not pay for advertising advocating [Clinton’s] election, [David Brock] says he can continue under current rules to talk to her, and her campaign staff about strategy, while deploying the unregulated money he raises to advocating her election online, through the press, or through other means of non-paid communications.”
Essentially, our Campaign Finance system doesn’t consider online communications to be a form of paid communication. Since Correct the Record engages mostly in the realm of social media and popular internet forums, they’re able to work directly with the Clinton Campaign.
Correct the Record’s address can be verified on the FEC’s Website.
2. AMERICAN BRIDGE 21ST CENTURY SUPER PAC
American Bridge 21st Century “is a Progressive Research and Communications Organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican candidates are pretending to be something they’re not.”
American Bridge 21st Century’s address can be verified on the FEC’s Website.
3. FRANKLIN FORUM PAC
The Franklin Forum PAC’s Trail Training program “provides top-notch candidate skills coaching and debate prep. We help campaigns succeed by helping candidates understand how to do their job well, and how to enjoy doing it.”
The Franklin Forum PAC’s Address can be verified on the FEC’s Website.
4. MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA
“Media Matters for America is a web-based not-for-profit Progressive Research and Information Center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation in the US Media.”
Media Matter’s address can be verified on their most recent IRS Tax Return.
5. MEDIA MATTERS ACTION NETWORK
“Media Matters Action Network was organized for the purpose of monitoring, analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation in the US Media.”
Media Matters Action Network’s address can be verified on their most recent IRS Tax Return.
6. AMERICAN BRIDGE 21ST CENTURY FOUNDATION
“The American Bridge 21st Century Foundation advocates Progressive solutions to America’s public policy concerns. Further, the foundation researches and refutes conservative policies that we believe would undermine our nations’s future, and educates the American people on the results of those findings.”
In 2013, American Bridge 21st Century reported they were on the 6th Floor in their IRS Tax Return.
In 2014, they claimed they were on the 2nd Floor in their IRS Tax Return. However, they failed to check the box claiming they changed their address.
7. THE FRANKLIN EDUCATION FORUM
“To provide grants for media training and ongoing coaching in order to improve and develop the capabilities of Progressive Messengers.”
The Franklin Education Forum’s address can be verified on their most recent IRS Tax Return.
8. THE FRANKLIN FORUM
“The Franklin Forum was organized for the purpose of providing media training and support, including message development and speaker promotion, to strengthen top Progressive Messengers and messaging.”
The Franklin Forum’s address can be verified on their 2013 IRS Tax Return.
We have been unable to locate their 2014 IRS Tax Return.
9. THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
“The mission of the organization is to foster strong, independent journalism for Progressive change, to sponsor journalism that helps create positive societal impacts through increased public awareness of targeted issues.”
The American Independent didn’t specify what floor they operated out of in their most recent IRS Tax Return.
However, on page 33 of Media Matters for America’s 2014 Tax Return, it can be verified that The American Independent does in fact operate out of the 6th floor.
10. CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON DC
“The Organization’s purpose is to work for honest, open and truthful government by bringing legal actions, conducting research, and educating the public.”
CREW’s address can be verified on their most recent IRS Tax Return.
11. AMERICAN DEMOCRACY LEGAL FUND
“The American Democracy Legal Fund is a group established to hold candidates for office accountable for possible ethics and/or legal violations.”
The American Democracy Legal Fund’s address can be verified in their most recent filing with the FEC.
12. THE BONNER GROUP
The Bonner Group is a professional fundraiser. Their address can be verified in their most recent Annual Report.
The Citizens Audit has uncovered some very interesting facts about The Bonner Group. We can’t wait to share them with our readers later this week.
13. AMERICAN PRIORITIES JOINT FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
A joint fundraising committee for American Bridge 21st Century and Priorities USA Action (the largest Democrat Super PAC). “Contributions to the American Priorities Joint Fundraising Committee will be allocated as follows: 70% of each contribution will be allocated to Priorities USA Action and 30% of each contribution will be allocated to American Bridge 21st Century”
American Priorities Joint Fundraising Committee’s address can be verified on American Bridge 21st Century’s Statement of Organization.
14. FRANKLIN STRATEGIES LLC
Franklin Strategies LLC is an organization just registered May 27th, 2016. Their address can be verified on Washington DC’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs website, however, free registration is required.
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